SPORTING CALENDAR 

Bermuda's much-anticipated sporting calendar unveiled

Nestled in the azure waters of the Atlantic Ocean, Bermuda gears up for a spectacular showcase of sailing and sports in its much-anticipated event calendar. Having been long regarded as a sailing haven, Bermuda attracts athletes, adventurers and sporting enthusiasts from across the globe. With its breath-taking landscapes, vibrant culture and a plethora of world-class regattas, Bermuda Tourism Authority reveals what lies ahead for the sporting world over the next year.

Diver in the water

2024

24 May - Bermuda Day Half-Marathon Derby

Bermuda Day Half Marathon

Established in 1909, the Bermuda Half Marathon Derby stands as the island's oldest race, evolving into a highly anticipated cultural and sporting extravaganza. Held annually on Bermuda Day (Friday 24 May 2024), this event has woven itself into the fabric of the community. Noteworthy for its philanthropic commitment, the Derby consistently directs its efforts towards charitable causes. Over the years, the event has proudly contributed nearly $150,000 to local charities and individuals in need, embodying a spirit of community support and generosity.

7 June - Annapolis to Bermuda Ocean Race

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Spanning 753 miles, the Annapolis Bermuda Ocean Race offers an extraordinary blend of inshore and offshore racing as it winds its way from the Chesapeake Bay, across the Gulf Stream and, ultimately, to Bermuda. The bi-annual event presents a unique set of challenges — technically demanding, physically taxing and characterised by both spirited and tranquil moments. More than just a race, it serves as an aspiration for many sailors, allowing them to fulfill a lifelong dream: embarking on a blue-water passage to a coral island adorned with pink sandy beaches and renowned for its legendary hospitality.

Newport Bermuda Race 

Newport Bermuda Race

 June is full of maritime glory as the Newport Bermuda Race unfurls its 635-mile biennial saga. Starting on 21 June and organised by the Bermuda Race Foundation, this historic race, founded in 1906, epitomises true seamanship. Sailing enthusiasts from across the globe converge to take on the challenge of the open ocean, navigating towards the iconic St. David's Lighthouse. The race's nickname, "the Thrash to the Onion Patch", attests to the exhilarating winds and waves that characterise this prestigious event.

13-17 July - Bermuda Triple Crown Billfish Tournament

Bermuda Triple Crown Billfish Tournament

If the chance of catching a 1,000-pound blue marlin interests you then the Bermuda Big Game Classic, part of the Bermuda Triple Crown Billfish Tournament, is one of the world’s most prestigious billfish tournaments that can deliver just that.

In July, anglers and sport-fishing vessels converge for a thrilling pursuit of record-breaking blue and white marlin. The championship, which awards the boat with the highest point total, promises a spectacle of skill and determination against the backdrop of Bermuda's breath-taking waters. Often hailed as a fisherman's paradise, Bermuda boasts a marine kingdom that lures anglers from all corners of the globe.

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Bermuda Triple Crown Billfish Tournament
Bermuda Triple Crown Billfish Tournament
Bermuda Triple Crown Billfish Tournament

1-2 August - Bermuda Cup Match

Bermuda Cup Match

August brings a different kind of fervour with the Bermuda Cup Match, a two-day cricket showdown between St. George's and Somerset. This giant celebration of Bermuda's vibrant culture infuses the island with festive energy, showcasing the nation's history, culture and, of course, cricket prowess. 

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Bermuda Cup Match
Bermuda Cup Match
Bermuda Cup Match view of grounds
Bermuda Cup Match
Cricketers

4-8 October - Bermuda Celebrity Golf Invitational

Bermuda Celebrity Golf Invitational

As temperatures begin to drop slightly in October, it is the perfect time for the Bermuda Celebrity Golf Invitational. The event merges competition and camaraderie, uniting golf fans and celebrities for a weekend of excellence. The event also lends its support to the Bermuda Sports Pathway program, nurturing young athletes on their journey to greatness.